OREANDA-NEWS. If the USA finds out that Russia offered money to the militants of the radical movement Taliban for the murder of American soldiers in Afghanistan, Moscow will answer for it. This was claimed by Secretary of State Mike Pompeo in an interview published by the press service of the State Department.

According to the politician, he discussed this topic with his Russian counterpart Sergey Lavrov. “What we’ve said is this: If the Russians are offering money to kill Americans or, for that matter, other Westerners as well, there will be an enormous price to pay,” Pompeo said. He also said that Washington is aware of the facts that Moscow previously supplied weapons to militants in Afghanistan.

In late June, The New York Times and The Washington Post reported, citing anonymous sources, that after interrogating Afghan prisoners, US military intelligence learned of Russia’s conspiracy with militants associated with the Taliban. Moscow allegedly offered money to the Taliban for the murder of US soldiers in Afghanistan.

The Russian Foreign Ministry called these allegations unfounded and noted that no evidence of payments to fighters was presented. The Taliban said that the information in the publications is false.